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Change weapon ;pull
and hoSd, then m«a
© VD efaaff weapon
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Biter/sit (or eject from)
Jump [wfien standing}
Open parachute [wiien
to prone (lap twice when
standingUJump to feet
llajt twice when prwie]
Speak (Xbox Communicator required]
Pick up kit
Shaw/hide full map
Toggle 3D flag type and distance indicator
Zoom map/mi nimap
Combat zone overview screen
Command: a nearby trooper to enter your vehicle
and take over gunner duties (single-pSayer only)
Drive la nd vehicle/Helicopter pilch and rotation O
Helicopter Attitude and Roli
Change camera (single-player)
Change vehicle position
Shoot while driving (single-player only; you must
have a gunner and the vehicle's driving position
cannot control a main weapon]
© to switch to gunner view,
then El to fire
MULTIPLAYER GAME SCREEN
3D map — distance Id
control point (army's
flag, or gray for neutral)
Allied and enemy
— tickets (number of
Control pwtt capture
* Your target icon turns red when you are targeting an enemy, and small red arrows
appear when yew score a lit. Small blue arrows indicate when you hit an allied troop.
Press © during gameplay to tulngj up the scoreboard. From Hie scoreboard you can select
a player to access the Vote to Kick, Mute. Add as Friend, Invite to Clan, and Send Feedback
DifHcl -un to con!':' paint
Corronl point (army's !l*j,
or gray for neutral
* If an enemy is capturing an allied flag rt flashes red on ttie minimap when it is neutralized.
If a teammate is capturing an enemy flag it flashes blue once it is neutralized.
There are two online game modes: Conquest and Capture ttie Flag.
In Conquest mode, your team tries to take command of tie control points on the map while
fighting off the enemy. Hold a majority of the control points to drain your enemy's tickets
(number of soldiers remaining). The team that loses all of its tickets first loses Hie match.
CAPTURE THE FLAG
In Capture the Flag mode, you must infiltrate the enemy's base and return their flag back to
ynur base, while stopping the enemy from doing the same. The winning team is the one with
the most enemy flags captured wben time runs out.
* Your team can on!y score a flag capture if your own flag is secure at your base.
Access the different screens of the muluplayer menu to set up your game and profile and to
connect to an all-out war online.
Optima tch Set filters to find your preferred server/game type, then connect to
a game and take the fight to the enemy. If you don't like the first
choice pres ented to you, you cart refresh until you find one that suits
your style. OH* Only available when flie Oplimateti Auto Connect
filter is set to OFF.)
Quick. Match Quickly connect to the best server available.
BF:HQ Get even more out of your online experience via toe Friends, Clan,
Community, and Stats screens.
Options Set in-game options for controls, volume, and more.
You're here to do a jot, soldier. Do it well and your efforts will not go unrecognized. Pull off acts
of bravery and heroism on the battlefield and receive medals and ribbons as well as points for
your outstanding service. Those points earn you promotions, from Ftivate up to 5 Star General.
U>li|1r6ur muftipEayer rank is separate from your single-player rank.
The most common way to earn points is by taking out enemies. There are several other
ways to earn points in multiplayer play, such as healing teammates (when playing as a sup-
port soldier], repairing manned friendly vehicles (when playing as an engineer], or driving a
vehicle in which a passenger scores a kill.
In Conquest games, you can earn points by neutralizing or capturing flags. In Capture the
Flag games, the biggest point boost comes from capturing a flag. Killing enemy Hag earners,
enemies within your home base, or enemies who are threatening your flag or flag carrier ail
earn bonus points. Other point bonuses come from returning your flag, picking up an enemy
flag after a teammate has dropped it, or driving a flag carrier.
Any player can call an artillery strike on any position on the map. All you need to dD is walk
up to the map's command computer and log on (press ©,.
* Artillery strikes are only available at certain intervals. When one is available, a bomb icon
appears over the command computer location on your minimap.
Once you are logged on, you see a map with a crosshair and the locations of allied and
enemy forces. Fan the map by moving Q and zoom in/out by pressing $1 . Move the
crosshair to your target by moving © , then pull Q to rain down death and destruction from
Press © from the Mulb'player menu or BF:HQ screen to access the Friends screen. If a
friend is playing online and there is enough room on the server you can jump directly into
Yon can also view your Wends" stats, invite friends to join your dan, check your inbox, and
send friends messages.
* To add a friend, press © ami enter their Gamertag or select Biem from the Recent
Rroin your inbox, you can receive and respond to friends' requests, clan requests, game invites,
and messages. More stats and messaging options are available through the My Clan screen.
The player has sent you an invitation to join Iheir Friends list
The player wants you to join their game. Get in there and start fragging.
M l Vau've been sent a message. Is it a friendly hello or a vicious taunt?
|jp | You've invited this player to join your Friends ISst
I ^ You've sent out an invitation to join your game.
| QJ Voice is on. If the player is talking too much, tjy muting them.
Speaking (switches between two icons}.
! 9 Team speaking (switches between too icons).
jOt Voi*^ muted. You no longer have to hear this player's smack.
(3 Voice through speakers. The player can hear yrju, but don't expect any backtalk from ttiem.
In order to play a clan mateh you must first create a clan from the M u Itiplayer menu (go to
BFHQ> Clan > Create Clan],
Clan leaders and co-leaders can challenge other clans either through the Leaderboard, the
Clan Ready screen, or through the OptiMatch system. To do so, a member of your clan most
ready your clan through the Clan Ready screen (BFHQ > Cian > Clan Game > Clan Ready).
CliiH You dan also use the Clan Ready screen to edit match preferences or to mark the clan as
"no longer ready.'
Once a challenge has been issued and accepted, invitations are sent to all dan members. To
start the game, the highest ranking member of each clan must flag their team as ready from
the in-game scoreboard. If the game has not started within a set amount of time, you are
returned to the Main menu.
TuTtl You cannot send a challenge if there is no available Eft server to host the game.
The story-driven single-player campaign features propaganda-fueled conflict where you
see combat from both sides. Plunge headlong into the fog of war and fight for both armies
before being forced to choose which side to lead to victory.
SINGLE-PLAYER GAME SCREEN
* Your target icon turns red when you are targefing an enemy, and small red arrows
appear when you scare a hit. Small blue arrows indicate you are hitting an allied troop.
Each mission in the single- player campaign has three key objective types, represented by
dials that appear on the screen when you engage me objective.
Balance of Power
The blue on this dial represents your team strength as measured by number of
troops remaining. The red is your enemy's ream strength. Eliminate every enemy
to turn the dial completely blue and complete the objective. If it turns all red. you
fail the objective.
Defend an area for the set amount of time. Even a lone soldier can defend an
area, so keep fighting down to the last man,
Key Target Counter
Complete key targets such as laying explosives and taking out enemy armor.
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rtotSwapping takes squad shooters to (tie next level. This new single-player campaign
feature lets you become any soldier in ymjrarmy in the blink of an eve, giving you instant
* To HotSwap to another soidier. center Hie soldier in your screen to turn his troop type
icon white, then press O .
* When you die. you automatically swap to anotner soldier. Deatti swapping results in a
considerable hit to your points total.
In single-player play, you ars promoted up Hie ranks by reaching: certain levels of stars.
There are four main ways to earn stars:
* Perform well during missions'. Earn points by killing quickly and efficiently, maintaining
high accuracy, finishing trie mission quickly, making frequent use of your teammates via
HotSwrapping. and suffering as few casualties as possible.
* Complete field tasks: Destroy key objects, such as all the road signs in a mission.
* Tafce on challenges: These minigame-type objectives include HotSwap, racing, and
* Win mission medals: Display proficiency in weapons and vehicles by, for example, killing
multiple enemies with one shotgun clip or pulling off a long-distance jump in a 4x4.
jJEJJl Unlocks and rewards you earn in single-player play do not carry over to multiplayer.
Become an even more lethal force on the battlefield by equipping, yourself with, increased
ammo capacity, new weapon funtftwialitjes, and more. You unlock unlocks as you climb in
rank. Unlock a larger clip for your machine gun or homing capability for your rocket launcher.
There are three types of unlocks: weapons/equipment weapon upgrades, and challenges.
You unlock weapons and equipment as you progress through your campaign. Upgrades and
challenges unlock as you climb in rank.
* When you unlock a weapon or upgrade you untuck it for your Profile, meaning it's yours
to use no matter what army you're fighting for.
Rack up kills in rapid succession to fill your Enhancement dial. Enhancements include health
boosts, increased speed, damage multipliers, increased fire rates, and more. The effects are
temporary, so take advantage of them while tfiey last
HINTS AND TIPS
Crouching improves your accuracy compared to standing, and lying prone improves it
•*- Killing or even shooting allied troops decreases your points total, so watch that friendly fire!
* Kill rankings (Perfect, Great, Good) are determined by the time from when you first inflict
damage on an enemy troop or vehicle to when you eliminate the troop or vehicle. It thus
pays to take enemy distance and cover into account Wore firing your initial salvo if you
want to achieve that Perfect raSng. (Single-player campaign only.)
• Kill one enemy, then kill a second enemy within a certain amount of time (determined by
the ranking of the first kill) for a x2 points multiplier on the second kill. A third kill gets
you a x3 multiplier, etc. (Single-player campaign only.)
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